The Morning They Came for Us

The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria
by Janine Di Giovanni
Published: February 2016
A raw, heartbreaking glimpse into the lives of Syrian civilians. Interviews show the wide range of opinions and stances held by the Syrian people, from those in complete denial of the crisis to those who are unable to escape it. Di Giovanni, the current Middle East editor at Newsweek, is clearly a well-qualified and seasoned reporter and her effort to compile these stories and tidbits of history was an extremely dangerous and admirable endeavor,

4 out of 5 stars: Di Giovanni inserts her own thoughts and feelings to give weight and context to the story. At times, this comes across a bit voyeuristic. Still, gave it the full four stars for impactful writing.

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